My vision for Tasmania is for us to be the best that we can be, to achieve our potential, to deliver on our natural assets, to have the competitive edge and deliver for families and individuals so that we can all be the best we can be.

The 2020-2021 Liberal Government Budget handed down on 12 November underpins this by focusing on creating jobs, confidence and investment in our community as we recover and rebuild following what has been a most challenging year.

Prior to COVID, Tasmania led the nation in business confidence, and CommSec reported in October that is the case once again. This Budget will build on that performance, and will ensure that Tasmania not only recovers but is a stronger and more resilient State with opportunities for all Tasmanians. (See Premier Peter Gutwein's message here).

Lyons is also a big winner from this year's Budget. Intergenerational infrastructure projects abound - better roads, bridges, housing, health, justice services, tourist experiences (more here). Our major industries of agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, mining, and energy are all heavily represented in Lyons and underpin our States economy.

For more detail, I was pleased to address the Parliament with my Budget Reply and a copy can be viewed here.

Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.